Letter to the Editor

ABC Virginia President’s Letter Blasts Labor Boss’ Deceptive Pro-Project Labor Agreement Op-Ed

0 May 30, 2016  Featured, State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure

On May 28, 2016, The Virginia Pilot published a strong #NoPLAs letter to the editor by ABC Virginia President Patrick J. Dean in response to a pro-project labor agreement (PLA) op-ed submitted by Dennis Martire, vice president and Mid-Atlantic regional manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA): Letter: Benefits agreements hurt business, taxpayers May […]


Strong Opposition Quickly Emerges to Union-Backed California Bills Suppressing Local Project Labor Agreement Bans

1 September 9, 2011  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

California State Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Perez took a bill about tuberculosis screening (Senate Bill 922) on the afternoon of Friday, September 2 and turned it into a bill that nullifies current and future Project Labor Agreement bans at local governments and cuts off state funds for charter cities that […]


MWAA Officials Overlook Cause of Potential Phase 2 Project Labor Agreement Cost Increases

0 July 6, 2011  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Uncategorized

Recent correspondence from Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) officials indicate that despite months of education and discussion with local stakeholders and the business community, MWAA does not fully understand the potential negative economic impact of its April 6 resolution mandating a union-favoring project labor agreement (PLA) that contractors are required to agree to in order […]


Ohio School Facilities Commission Controversy – Latest Developments

0 August 30, 2010  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

There are new developments in the controversy over Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) Executive Director Richard Murray’s effort to drive lucrative school construction contracts to Big Labor. As readers of TheTruthAboutPLAs.com are aware, the Ohio Inspector General’s (IG) office released a scathing report on August 5 that brought OSFC E.D. and former Laborers official Richard Murray’s efforts […]


Letter to the Editor: Writer Won’t be Intimidated by Pro-Union Threat

0 August 4, 2010  School Construction, State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In a July 27 letter to the editor written by Mary Alford of Bristol, CT and published by the Bristol Press, Ms. Alford describes her experience testifying against Big Labor and their effort to persuade local officials to require wasteful and discriminatory project labor agreements on local school construction projects. Here is an excerpt from Ms. Alford’s […]


Employee Says PLAs Obstruct Fair Play

0 May 4, 2010  Uncategorized

An open shop employee’s letter to the Worcester Telegram (Mass.) editor was published today (“PLAs get in the way of fair play,” 5/4) “in response to a letter to the editor concerning a level playing field for unions.” Mr. Cote of Leominster writes:  How can they call it fair play if I pay my taxes the […]


Construction Trades Seize Greenmail Advantage

0 April 30, 2010  State & Local Construction, Uncategorized

In an April 27 commentary titled, “Construction Trades Seize Greenmail Advantage with Vengeance,” published by The Daily Transcript in San Diego, former ABC San Diego chapter president George Hawkins reminds the public about one of Big Labor’s favorite tools for securing project labor agreements (PLAs) in California: greenmail. Here are the highlights: “Greenmail,” the idea of threatening to […]


AGC Letter to the Editor Calls for Fair and Open Competition on Lake Champlain Bridge

0 March 15, 2010  State & Local Construction, Transportation & Infrastructure, Uncategorized

Another Albany Times Union letter to the editor (“Bid project for bridge both ways,” 3/15) refutes a March 6 letter to the editor that encourages the use of a controversial project labor agreement (PLA) on the Lake Champlain Crown Point Bridge (a PLA fight TheTruthAboutPLAs.com has covered here) by Robert J. Jones, business manager of the International […]